The New Female MCs in the Game
While Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj are still busting shots at each other, some female MCs are actually showing camaraderie. Siya teamed up with Maybach Music’s new signee Audra The Rapper recently to release a freestyle to Drake’s “Motto.” Since signing with Maybach Music, the Virginia native has been gracing New York’s hip-hop Scene with her slick and raspy lyrics. Last summer, she dropped her EP No Such Thing Does Exist.
Camaraderie isn’t just taking place on the Northeast Coast either. Boog Brown, a Detroit native has been in Atlanta making waves and rocking shows with her peers. She just released the remix version of her popular album, Brown Study, which was a collaborative effort with Apollo Brown. The album features artists such as 14KT, Nick Tha 1Da, MarvWon, and illastrate. Adrift The Belle, who has been on a few of the same bills as Boog Brown is also heating up Atlanta. Her East Coast tribute album D.R.U.G.S.-N-Adrift recently made its away around the blogosphere, earning accolades for her and D.R.U.G.S., who produced “I Just Wanna” for 50 Cent.
Over on the West Coast, Raven Sorvino–also known as the first lady of Language Artz–has been consistently hitting the internet with visuals to gear up for her upcoming album, Paper Girl. She just revealed her new sensual video, “Whisper’z N.S.F.W.” where she taps into her sexy side. In addition to being an MC, she’s an actress. Her theatrical side slightly comes out through her sidekick, “Ralphie”, a Ralph Lauren Teddy Bear who has made a few cameos in her last few videos.
Female MCs often serve as hip-hop’s eye candy. All of these women have extremely different images and different styles but, one thing that they all have in common is ill lyrics. “People respect how it looks before they respect what it is,” says Nitty Scott MC. “If these women were to never drop a video, you definitely would have to respect their sound.”